A powerful tale of love lost and found, touched with madness and a curse that spands three generations.
A powerful love story forms the cornerstone of this stunning novel, a story of loves lost and found, loves touched with madness and a curse that has spanned two generations.
When a beautiful 16-year-old girl named Sophie is found sequestered in a cage-like room in a rundown house in the desolate hills of Arbon Valley, Idaho, the entire community is shocked to learn she is the legendary Callidora–a baby girl who was kidnapped from her crib almost seventeen years ago and canonized in missing posters with portraits of what the fabled girl might resemble. Authorities soon learn that the cage was there to protect people from Sophie, because her biological father believes she is cursed.
Sophie is discovered after the man she knows as Papa, shoots and injures her true love, Damien, a young man who is trying to rescue her. Now, unsocialized and thrust into the world, and into a family she has never met, Sophie must decide whether she should accept her Papa’s claims that she is cursed and he was only trying to protect others, or trust the new people in her life who have their own agendas. Guided by a wise cousin, Sophie realizes that her most heartbreaking challenge is to decide if her deep love for Damien will destroy him like her Papa claims, or free her from past demons that haunt her mind.
The Color of Snow was a wonderful ride. So well written, it grabs you from the start and doesn’t let go until the end. Brenda Stanley has a amazing ability to seize all your emotions, shock, sadness, hope and many more. I highly recommend this book and look forward to more from this author.